Category archives for: Engineering

Dubai “port” could change land-locked Africa

Container dock photo (free)

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – PLANS for an “inland container port” hold promise for Africa’s 16 countries without coastlines. But a lot depends on having the right neighbours. Ethiopia is to develop a container dock that will handle imports and exports for the region, even though it no […]

Billions invested in renewable energy to address SA power deficit

Solar energy storage plant

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Pofadder, Northern Cape POFADDER, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT and the private sector are investing billions of rands as South Africa makes the most of its abundance in renewable sources of energy and ultimately address erratic power supplies that are partly to blame for prevailing economic challenges. The country has vast clean energy sources as […]

Power meters to come to a standstill in 2024

Electricity pre-paid reader

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE are concerns South African utilities might leave it too late until about 7 million prepaid electricity meters become obsolete by 2024 when the system that runs credit tokens run out of numbers. The Standard Transfer Specification Association (STSA) has thus embarked on an awareness programme to inform […]

Expanded DRC Mining Week returns in June

DRC mining

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 3 000 international mining experts and local stakeholders from more than 50 countries are expected to attend the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week in June. The long-running, flagship mining conference and expo in this mining hub, will return to Lubumbashi. It […]

Zimbabwe banks revival on mineral wealth

Platinum mining in Zimbabwe

from DANAI MWARUMBA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE has an abundance of minerals and human resources to revive its comatose economy, President Emmerson Mnangwa said. He was speaking at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland where he said the country lagged behind its peers because of ruinous policies under […]

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